Sibilly Elementary? If we move 5 mins away, can we get in?
I am wondering, the house we may move into is 5 minutes away from this school. Antilles told me it was a good school, but I hear people try to get into it, that don't really live in the area. If we do move there, does anyone know if my 1st, 2nd and 5th graders have a chance getting in, since it is the school that is closest?
Thank you very much for your time.
Have you already been here on a PMV (pre-move visit)? If not, I highly recommend doing so. Public schools here are not the same as public schools stateside. There are many people who feel that private school is the only option to provide their children the education and comfort/safety level that's equivalent to what they'd experienced prior to moving here.
Sibilly School is fine, and your children will make friends there that will be spread across the island for the next few years and will be a great circle of introduction for the life of their stay on STT.
You will have the best chance of enrolling there as geographical close by residents.
Antilles is an excellent , though very expensive option , but if you can delay sending the children there until 7th grade, post Sibilly, their likelihood of success and acceptance into a great college will only depend on they way they apply themselves to the curriculum. But their friends from Sibilly will also be at All Saints, St Peter and Paul, and probably Charlotte Amalie H.S. - which is a lot different than the Antilles ELC - 12th grade group who are occasionally an insular demographic.
Allison: You might want to check directly with the department of Education. I thought that they do not have districts? That it is first come-first served for schools? You might also want to check on services available for your son, if he has an IEP. I don't think all schools have the same level of services.
Thank you very much! 🙂
I thought placement was based on proximity to your residence. Sibilly is known to be one of the, if not the best, public schools on island.